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Old 07-20-2013, 08:24 AM
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Installing Flush Pro on Xstar with Indmar Motor

Your help please. I want to install a flush pro kit. I would think it needs to be in-line before the oil cooler, but there is not enough space. The only alternative is in-line between the oil cooler and the raw water pump, but I think this could create a problem as I would not be cooling the entire system. Any advice as I am miles from any mechanics.
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Old 07-20-2013, 09:25 AM
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I've always been leery of the Perko Flush Pros. Too many reports of breakage (they're plastic), or FOD interfering or getting hung up on the one-way valve.

For as few times as I need to run the engine in the driveway, I'd rather hook up with an admittedly more cumbersome direct hose connection.







If I felt it necessary to flush frequently, such as in salt water, I'd make something like this out of brass to enhance the convenience.

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Old 07-20-2013, 01:36 PM
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Thanks for the info. My problem is when using the boat in salt water during holidays. The boat remains in the water for three weeks and I feel it crucial to flush every time I dock at my jetty. The flush pro is a simple and easy solution and I unfortunately have already purchased one.
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Old 07-24-2013, 11:36 AM
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Your help please. I want to install a flush pro kit. I would think it needs to be in-line before the oil cooler, but there is not enough space. The only alternative is in-line between the oil cooler and the raw water pump, but I think this could create a problem as I would not be cooling the entire system. Any advice as I am miles from any mechanics.
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Relocate the heat exchanger (the oil cooler) or loop/extend the hose length between the raw water intake/strainer and the heat exchanger. Here's a couple pictures that might help (not mine):
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Old 07-28-2013, 07:37 AM
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Zazzy,

Thanks for the photo's. My configuration is very different. I have decided to either make up a PVC or stainless fitting and I will post a photo on this thread when done.

I have figured out though that it is crucial to install the flush pro as close to the seacock as possible. Under no circumstances after the oil cooler.
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Old 09-06-2014, 02:51 AM
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How to fix flush pro

I was warned that the flush pro would break. It did and this is how I fixed it. I know this is massively over done, but it works. I cut two circular ss rings, big washers really and passed four threaded bars through the ends. Tightened the four bolts and reinstalled. Not the best picture but it gives an idea
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Old 09-06-2014, 10:48 AM
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Old 09-06-2014, 11:43 AM
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My boat came with an older model flush pro and it broke. So I replaced it with a new model and it is designed with reinforce brackets around it. So far it hasn't broken and it looks like a tank.
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Old 09-06-2014, 12:50 PM
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If concerned about the durability of the plastic Perko kit you can do what this guy did:
http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/...ad.php?t=51590
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Old 09-08-2014, 09:49 AM
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The new version of the flush pro will not crack, at least I have had 2 with no issues, one for 4 years, the second on is on it's 2nd season. (2 different boats)

Just make sure when you hook it up to the hose, turn on your water pressure low, start engine then crank up to full pressure.

No issue with enough water supply to warm oil for winterization or adding anti-freeze.
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